Christen Smith


Christen  Smith
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts

Phone: +1 512 232 6332
Email: christen.smith@austin.utexas.edu

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Rachel Griess (primary)
512-471-2689
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David Ochsner (primary)
512-475-9712
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Smith's work focuses on gendered anti-Black state violence and Black communities' responses to it in Brazil and the Americas. She is particularly interested in the performative aspects of anti-Black violence, transnational Black liberation struggles and global racial formation. She also researches Black women's experiences with state violence, anti-Black policing in the Americas, death squads, the paradoxical relationship between Black people and the nation-state in the Americas, and violence and racial representation.

Media Rep Contact

Rachel Griess (primary)
512-471-2689
email

David Ochsner (primary)
512-475-9712
email